Edmund Kemper: Overview of his Life including the first Crime

by Erin Banks On December 18, 1948 a boy was born to Clarnell and Edmund Kemper II, a couple that was described as loudspoken, a euphemism for having a short fuse from some of Kemper’s corroborations. Carrying on a family tradition, the child was officially named Edmund Emil, yet was called “Guy” by both family… Continue reading Edmund Kemper: Overview of his Life including the first Crime

Serial Killer Fashion, Tattoos & Merchandise

by Erin Banks Because the controversial subject of serial killer fashion, tattoos and merchandise came up in conversation between friends and me, I was curious to learn the opinions of the members of two of our facebook groups on this matter. The question was whether the display of “serial killer fashion” in public was distasteful,… Continue reading Serial Killer Fashion, Tattoos & Merchandise

Ted Bundy: What’s in a Name?

by Erin Banks I have had a lifelong fascination with the origin and meaning of names. “Theodore Robert Cowell Nelson Bundy” – there’s quite a lot there in terms of meaning. It’s ironic that Bundy’s first and middle name are rather pompous in nature, and yet both his given and adopted last name appear to… Continue reading Ted Bundy: What’s in a Name?

Ted Bundy: The Cases – Georgann Hawkins

by Erin Banks Several days before Lakewood native Georgann Hawkins disappeared on June 11, 1974, Bundy had a dry run, staking out the area, perhaps even observing Hawkins. We can place him near the Beta Thi fraternity at 11 P.M. on June 7. In “A Stranger Beside Me,” Ann Rule writes that a young man… Continue reading Ted Bundy: The Cases – Georgann Hawkins

Ted Bundy: SOLVED! Myths – “Investigation Discovery” fake Bundy Voice? & Quote

by Erin Banks Someone posted the Investigation Discovery trailer for the upcoming Bundy documentary “Ted Bundy: Mind of a Monster,” to premiere this Sunday, August 18, 2019 in our The Ted Bundy Research Group on facebook today. I immediately gasped when I heard the first few lines spoken by Bundy, “I used to see a… Continue reading Ted Bundy: SOLVED! Myths – “Investigation Discovery” fake Bundy Voice? & Quote

Ted Bundy: Thematic Apperception Test

by Erin Banks Several weeks ago, Crime Viral’s facebook page posted two of the Thematic Apperception Test pictures provided to Bundy by Dr. Al Carlisle in the course of the 1976 psychological assessment which were re-shared to The Ted Bundy Research Group and sparked a lively discussion about Bundy’s interpretations of the images, as well… Continue reading Ted Bundy: Thematic Apperception Test

Ted Bundy: Karen Sparks 2019 Interview, Part 2

Interview by Chris Mortensen, Paula Mortensen & Tiffany Jean Transcription: Tiffany JeanBlog text: Erin Banks, interview edited for clarity and reading convenience. When talking about the Sparks case in the past, the question of her married name has come up in the Research group. It’s always been our policy not to reveal personal or contact… Continue reading Ted Bundy: Karen Sparks 2019 Interview, Part 2